INFORMS E-News Announcements
March 2001 – Volume 3 – Issue 3
A special newsletter on the INFORMS Conference, Optimizing the Extended
Enterprise in the New Economy, May 20-22
1 – NEW Conference Highlights REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS
2 – Abstracts, Complete Schedule ONLINE NOW
3 – Who Should Attend
4 – 60 Speakers from Top Companies and Universities
5 – SPACE IS LIMITED, Register Now
6 – Plenaries Feature Industry Experts
7 – Five Tracks = Learning Choices
8 – FRANZ EDELMAN Competition & Wagner Prize
9 – From the ROUNDTABLE
10 – NETWORKING: Bring Your Business Cards
11 – MARKETPLACE of Product Solutions
12 – Great City, Great Hotel
1 – NEW CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS
INFORMS launches its new OR/MS practitioner conference on May 20-22 in San
Diego with a program rich in best practices, real-world applications, and
professional development. Analytic solutions across the enterprise-from
supply-chain integration to e-commerce, customer service, and revenue
management are on the program.
2 – ABSTRACTS, COMPLETE SCHEDULE ONLINE NOW
Go to www.informs.org/Conf/Practice2001 for session abstracts, speaker
biographies, a complete schedule of events, hotel and registration
information, and all the details.
3 – WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
If you rely on quantitative analysis to make business decisions…if you use
analytic tools to solve business problems…if your goal is to maximize
return and optimize performance for your company, this conference is for
you. The 58 sessions on the program offer a broad range of choices for OR/MS
professionals at many levels: ANALYSTS who apply quantitative methods in
their work, MANAGERS who select and lead technical staff, and EXECUTIVES who
need to understand how and when analytic methods are useful.
4 – 60 SPEAKERS FROM TOP COMPANIES AND UNIVERSITIES
Some of the leading companies represented on the program: Hewlett-Packard,
SAP, General Motors, UPS, Merrill Lynch, IBM, Sabre, MasterCard, NBC, Intel,
Ford, PricewaterhouseCoopers, GE, i2 Technologies and over 30 others. And
distinguished faculty from universities like MIT, University of Michigan,
UCLA, Northwestern, Carnegie Mellon, George Mason, University of Illinois,
Brown, UC-Davis, and Universite de Montreal.
5 – SPACE IS LIMITED, REGISTER NOW!
To ensure the optimal environment for learning and networking, conference
registration is limited. Register now at www.informs.org/Conf/Practice2001.
Early registration deadline is April 27.
6 – PLENARIES FEATURE INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Plenary speakers will offer thought-provoking insights and perspectives:
Peter Cochrane, former Chief Technologist at British Telecommunications; Tom
Cook, the architect of revenue management; Level 3 Communications CEO Jim
Crowe; and a panel of leading practitioners moderated by Tom Magnanti, Dean
of Engineering at MIT.
7 – FIVE TRACKS = LEARNING CHOICES
Customize your own program by choosing among more than 50 track sessions.
Track 1 explores how quantitative techniques are being applied across the
enterprise. Track 2 looks at e-procurement, real-time supply chain, click
stream analysis, e-CRM and other New Economy business models. Track 3
highlights best practices across a range of industries. Track 4 offers a
menu of one- and two-hour tutorials in OR methodologies. Track 5 provides
tutorials in technology solutions.
8 – FRANZ EDELMAN COMPETITION & WAGNER PRIZE
Six organizations will compete for the 2001 Franz Edelman Award for
achievement in OR/MS in the prestigious competition sponsored by the College
on the Practice of Management Science (CPMS). CPMS also presents the Wagner
Prize 2000 winner for excellence in implemented OR work.
9 – From the ROUNDTABLE
The INFORMS Roundtable will sponsor several sessions that offer an inside,
high-level look at the latest applications. Topics include OR in the
e-business era, the ideal OR/MS hire, and the evolution of e-commerce and OR
in the airline industry.
10 – NETWORKING: BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS
The conference is designed as a business forum with structured opportunities
for networking built into the program. Speakers and INFORMS leaders will
facilitate roundtable discussions. Birds-of-a-feather groups focus on topics
like: buying and selling OR, data management, e-commerce applications,
real-time OR, and more.
11 – MARKETPLACE OF PRODUCT SOLUTIONS
Explore the most current product solutions in our marketplace where the
emphasis is on informal, relaxed interaction. Software vendors, technology
solution providers, publishers, and other companies will be there to provide
advice and information.
12 – GREAT CITY, GREAT HOTEL
The elegant Hyatt Regency La Jolla is located minutes from downtown La
Jolla, ocean beaches, 20 golf courses, and all the fun of San Diego. For
reservation information, go to
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